Our Sixth Form
Highfields Sixth Form is exciting and challenging. We have a reputation in providing good teaching and learning. Our ethos is about having high expectations within a supportive and friendly environment.
In addition to being on a programme of study which will enable you to be successful we believe that you should enjoy a broad and balanced experience which enables you develop as an individual. You should take every opportunity to demonstrate the skills and qualities which employers and universities value.
What we can offer you
We believe that every student can excel on courses that are appropriate to them and this is reflected in our wide range of option choices. There are several pathways that you may decide between in our Sixth Form, studying Advanced Level courses, BTEC subjects or combining the two.
Sixth Form students at Highfields expected to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them. Enriching your experience is important for your development as an individual. You must take the time to enhance your C.V. to improve your chances of securing employment or a university place. In addition, you are showing commitment to your school and giving back to the community that supports you. By the end of Year 12, all students are expected to demonstrate that they have completed a number of enrichment activities. These should include:
Work Related Learning
This should ideally be linked to your future aspirations. It could include work experience, activities such as EES (the Engineering Education Scheme) or regular placements with employers. It could also partly include any paid employment where you can demonstrate a link to your future career goals, for example in gaining ‘soft skills’ such as working with others and developing your ability to communicate.
You should complete at least two separate activities where you are giving your time to help and support others. This could be within school or the wider community. Examples include the NCS programme, charity work, mentoring younger students, supporting lessons, supervising Lower School Homework Clubs or lunchtime IT activities, assisting with Open Day and The Community Day etc.
You should demonstrate participation in at least two activities (which are outside your core Advanced level studies) where you learn new something new. This could be participation in HE+ (run in conjunction with King Edward’s Sixth Form College in Stourbridge), taking part or having instruction in an organised sport, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, practising a musical instrument or learning to drive.